The Institute of Chartered Foresters is the Royal Chartered body for foresters and arboriculturists in the UK. ICF regulates the standards of entry to forestry and arboriculture and offers professional qualifications to promote expertise in the tree and woodland management professions.
The Institute collects both member and non-member data on its CRM database. Methods of collection include membership and event registration, and other promotional activities.
ICF takes data security extremely seriously, and has data protection policy in place to ensure its data is secure and used within the law.
We may collect information about your visits to our website such as IP address, location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. This information may be used to improve our website’s usability and for marketing purposes.
Data Usage and Sharing
ICF will never share non-member data with third parties. Non-member data is used solely by ICF for the purpose of promoting ICF services by email or telephone.
Member data is primarily used by ICF to deliver member services. ICF will only share member data, such as mailing address, with third parties like mailing houses (subscription mailings) and the publisher of its Chartered Forester magazine (magazine mailings), and in these cases a data sharing agreement ensures safe transportation, storage and disposal of data.
Sensitive Personal Data
The Institute is aware that it holds some personal data that could be considered sensitive, such as qualifications and records of complaint. This information is subject to additional security within ICF and is never shared with third parties.
Rights of Access
You may access a copy of your data held by ICF at any time. An administrative fee of £50 applies.